Weekly Roundup August 16 2013

Weekly Roundup August 16 2013

Full Tilt Poker Remission Applications Accepted Starting September 16th

The Garden City Group, claims administrator for U.S. Full Tilt Poker repayments, announced that players will be able to file an application for remission starting September 16, 2013.  The process will be open for 60 days.  Players will be contacted with information provided by Full Tilt Poker.  There was once a form for players to sign up for emails from Garden City Group.  This form has been removed.  Players that do not receive instructions on September 16th will be able to find information on the Fulltiltpokerclaims.com website.

More Segregation at Revolution Gaming

Intertops decided to segregate its mid and high limit games from the rest of the Revolution Gaming Network.  All Intertops tables 2/4 and higher are now exclusive to its players.  Other network players do not have access to these tables.  Sit and gos with buyins of $20 or more are also affected.

In addition to the cash game segregation, Intertops opted out of all tournaments with a guaranteed prize pool of more than $1000.  This caused the Revolution Gaming Network to lower the guaranteed prize pool of major events by 25%.

It is believed this move was made to combat chip dumping to Intertops players.  Intertops does not accept new U.S. players but has a number of legacy players that still have access to the skin.  These players enjoy fast cashouts, as opposed to ones that can take over six months at Juicy Stakes and Lock Poker.

Ultimate Poker Version 2.0 Preview

The next version of Ultimate Poker was previewed in Bloomberg interview with Ultimate Gaming Chairman Tom Breitling.  The new version appears to include resizable tables, more avatars and crisper graphics.  Ultimate Poker’s Version 2.0 is expected any day now.  A new VIP program will also launch at the same time.  Ultimate Poker confirmed that the new VIP program will not be tied to the Boarding Pass rewards program offered by Station Casinos even though there is a current deposit bonus tied to it.